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Q.I Have An Orchid That Has Flower Buds But The Flowers Haven’t Opened, Even Though They Grew In Several Months Ago.

Zone Phoenix, Arizona | BearInTheGarden added on March 25, 2023 | Answered

I keep it in a bright spot in a medium of orchid grow moss and water either when the plant tells me it needs water, or when the moss completely dries out. The flower buds started growing in back in January and have been the same since then. I don’t know what type of orchid it is, as I received it as a gift when I moved last summer, but when it flowered last fall, the blooms were pink/purple. This is the first orchid I’ve kept alive for more than a few months and I’m worried. Please let me know if you need any additional information. I’ll try to attach a picture of the buds, leaves and roots if that makes any difference. Any response is greatly appreciated.

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Answered on March 27, 2023

This looks to be a Phalaenopsis orchid, which needs a day/night temperature difference to flower, properly. These articles will explain:



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